City Council members are expected to vote on a specific-use permit and an alternative compliance standard for a proposed mini-warehouse/self-storage facility. If approved, Garages of America will be able to build a three-story self-storage facility at 40 feet tall instead of being limited to two stories.
The proposed project site is located on the northwest corner of Frisco Street and Research Road.
Commercial-1 zoning only allows a self-storage building to be topped out at two stories and 40 feet unless the applicant is granted a specific-use permit, according to a staff report.
The proposed project would be for five buildings, including a three-story self-storage building and four garage buildings. The project will include about 126,100 square feet of space between all five buildings, according to the staff report.
The property owner has signed a development agreement, which is also on council's Jan. 17 meeting agenda for consideration.
Frisco’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted on a specific-use permit for this project during a Dec. 13 meeting. The commission recommended approval of the permit with a 5-1 vote, according to the staff report.
Commissioner Steve Cone provided the dissenting vote, because he “does not believe that Frisco should allow self-storage units in nonindustrial zoning and that close to the toll road,” the staff report states.
Staff have recommended approval of the request; however, council members can vote to deny it or table the item for further review, according to the staff report.